Solar Array Designed To Float On Treatment-Plant Reservoir


New Jersey American Water has energized a 135 kW solar array that floats atop a reservoir at the company's Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn, N.J.

‘The support structure of the anchored array features a unique mooring system that allows it to rise and fall with the water level of the reservoir,’ says Bob Biehler, senior project manager at New Jersey American Water.

‘The solar panels are fixed at a 14-degree angle and were specially made to endure the severe weather conditions – such as heavy wind, rain, snow and ice – that are not uncommon during northern New Jersey winters,’ he adds.

ENERActive Solutions of Asbury Park, N.J., designed and built the project, which consists of 538 modules.

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